Wesley Snipes Set to Star in Martial Arts Comedy 'Master Daddy'

October 27, 2010
Source: Variety

Wesley Snipes

Don't let the title fool you, this doesn't really sound that bad. Although he's been talking about the return of the Blade series and another J. Edgar Hoover film with other members of the press, Wesley Snipes is also lining up some other projects. Variety reports that Snipes will both star in & produce a martial arts comedy called Master Daddy. "This multi-racial action comedy is a mix of Kung Fu Hustle and Meet the Parents," Snipes said. That doesn't sound too good. Tayrona Entertainment is cofinancing with Snipes' Maandi Media Entertainment, with production beginning this fall for release sometime in 2011. But there's more - read on!

Not only will Master Daddy star Snipes, but the film will feature cameos and performances from dozens of other martial arts and fighting arts stars including: Chuck Norris, Chiba, Frazier, Gracie, Hung, Inosanto, Jaa, Rhee, Kim, Lee Mosely, Bob Wall, Rampage, Anderson Silva and Ron Van Cleff. Additionally, musicians Rock Steady, Jabbawakkies and Quest Crew will perform in this. That's why I think this might actually be pretty damn good. I mean come on, he's got Chuck frickin' Norris, that already means he's got a leg up on The Expendables. Oddly, Variety doesn't say who's writing or directing, so we have no clue who is handling the filmmaking side, but I'm assuming it's not a big name or we'd know by now, but we'll keep you updated!

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


hey bring it on... I've been waiting for a Last Dragon remake

Solo Calrissian on Oct 27, 2010


I'll keep the faith. Grew up loving Snipes' movies. His recent fare however - some I haven't even brought myself to see them! Needs a new Blade, with no terrible sidekicks!

Adam on Oct 27, 2010


Why?? He could've been the next Denzel...but no...he's headed to bad Eddie Murphy territory....stupid hollywood

Telltale Twin on Oct 27, 2010


I hope this is good. can't wait to see Phillip Rhee! I was just wondering what ever happened to him. He is a very talented martial artist and decent actor.

FLACO on Oct 27, 2010


we need Blade 4

tazz on Oct 27, 2010


Holy shit!! This is gonna be insane!!!So who's gonna be the master daddy?lol!!It's amazing that I didn't even know Jhoon Rhee was still alive! Love to see Rhee against Sammo, epic!!!

jah p on Oct 27, 2010


watch none of these stars show up.......

Jericho on Oct 27, 2010


that's going to be muff cabbage for sure...

Eric B. on Oct 28, 2010


He's gotta pay the IRS doesn't he! Ever notice His best movies are the ones where he doesn't talk!

Jimmy Love on Oct 28, 2010

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